If the United States had a hall of fame, I think only the most important people in this nation should be admitted into it. In order to qualify you would have to have done at least three great things for your nation. Alexander Hamilton has done this and more: He has won the respect of many people including myself as one of the greatest men in US history. A man named Charles Maurice De Talleyrand once said “I consider Napoleon, Fox, and Hamilton the three greatest men of our epoch, and if I were forced to decide between the three, I would give without hesitation thefirst place to Hamilton. He divined Europe” (Decarolis, 1). I totally agree with this quote. Alexander Hamilton helped make the American nation what it is today. Hamilton was agreat revolutionist, a hugefactor in getting the American Constitution ratified, and he basicallysaved the American nation from bankruptcy.
Hamilton in the war against the British proved himself to be a great revolutionist. When the British fleet approached the New York harbor, Hamilton was appointed captain of the Provincial Company of Artillery. Hamilton and his company fought with George Washington's army in several battles in 1776. Hamiltonandhis company impressed many people including the commander-in-chief, George Washington. Washington along with other great generals impressed by Hamilton’s brilliance, offered him a job as their aide-de camp. Hamilton wasn;t fond of the position so he refused all the generals except for Washington (Decarolis, 4). Hamilton’s job required him to do several things. Hamilton had to carry out verbal orders, and deliver messages from place to place on horseback, and he also had to write most ofWashington’s official correspondence. At items he even led pre-battle scouting missions (Decarolis, 4b). Hamilton led a little army to destroy a flour warehouse before the British troop could take. Hamilton;s troops were shot at and Hamilton was alm…

There are few points in the Vietnam War where monumental changes were made. One of these points was during Tet Offensive.
The past must be analyzed to understand how the Tet Offensive changed the war. The Communist party in North Vietnam realized that they needed to exploit the weaknesses of South Vietnam and their American allies. The North wanted to create a rift between the American soldiers and the ARVN troops. They also wanted the American public to think that America was loosing the war. To accomplish these tasks they planned the Tet Offensive.
The Tet offensive was an attack focused mostly in the province of Khe Sanh. It has been estimated that in that area alone 25,000 NVA troops attacked. Luckily though, American intelligence had expected a major attack in this area. However the NVA only had success in Hue and Saigon. Hue stayed in NVA control until the end of February, .during which time the NVA and NLF had enough time to massacre 2,500 people with another 3,500 people who have been suspected to be killed. In Saigon 5 battalions of NLF infiltrated the city and kept the fighting in Saigon to last a week. This week long struggle for the city destroyed blocks of Saigon and left the United States with the black images of the embassy being taken. Many of these events have been made out to be a major failure.
However this was a military success. 35,000 North troops died from that battle while only 1,100 American troops and 2,700 ARVN were killed. This could be thefirst major event of defeatist media. They made this battle seem to be the horrible massacre of American troops where the North were going to crush the South. This also made the moral of the American troops head steadily downward. This was the beginning of the end of US involvement in Vietnam.
The words of Ho Chi Minh echo through this incident. When he said "You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire…